Names Released in Deadly Crash on US 50

Fatal US 50 crash at 6-Mile Canyon, 7/10/2013. Courtesy NHP.
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DAYTON, NV - Three people have died in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 50 in Dayton, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.

The crash happened about 3:30PM Wednesday at Six-Mile Canyon Road.

Troopers say an F150 was headed east on 50 and drifted into the westbound lanes, hitting a Camry sedan. The F150 driver, 73-year-old Ellis Erwin of Dayton, and passenger, 72-year-old Louise Erwin of Dayton, were pronounced dead on scene, as was 43-year-old Michelle Stratton of Dayton, the driver of the Camry.

Traffic was restricted in the area for several hours, but was fully back open around 9PM.

Trooper Doug Hildebrand of the Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating this tragedy. Witnesses or anyone with information are encouraged to contact him at (775) 688-2500 or regarding case number NHP-1230700961.